Columbans Philippines website: www.columbanmission.org.ph
Columbans in the Philippines
Columbans have been present in the Philippines since 1929 and 8 Columban missionary priests have been martyred over that period. In March 2014, Columban Missionaries were thanked for their dedication and missionary work in the Philippines by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila.
A special mass was held on March 14th at the Columban Manila House, with Columban International Leadership present.
"Thanks for the Columban Missionaries who have allowed themselves to be vessels of God’s love ... you have touched hearts here and elsewhere and conveyed the mystery of God’s love ... helping myself and others understand what Christian leadership is all about." (Cardinal Tagle)
The Columban commitment to work in Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC), alongside Interreligious Dialogue and fighting for Human Rights (including advocacy for the rights of migrants and the ongoing threat of climate change, with the related issues of water and mining) was also reaffirmed during the special mass ... read more
Watch this report on the life's work of Columban Fr Shay Cullen, PREDA Founding President, on promoting and fighting for Human Rights in the Philippines, especially of women, children and indigenous people, by helping in freeing and rehabilitating children from gaol, protecting and reforming children from sexual exploitation and other forms of abuses. Fr Shay has been nominated on three separate occasions for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Read more about our Columban History in the Philippines.
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Explore Columban Mission and other links in the Philippines region:
- Columbans Philippines website: www.columbanmission.org.ph
- People’s Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance (PREDA): www.preda.org
- Subanen Crafts: www.subanencrafts.com
- Misyon Online: www.misyononline.com
- Negros Nine: www.negrosnine.com
- Balay San Columbano (Fr Donald Kill SSC): balaysancolumbano.net
- Columban Lay Missionaries (Philippines): columbanlaymissionaries-philippines.blogspot.com
- Columban Sisters in the Philippines: www.columbansisters.org
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